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September 19, 2014 CONNECTICUT FREEDOM TRAIL - NERO HAWLEY GRAVE












 

 
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Connecticut Freedom Trail Nero Hawley Grave
  Riverside Cemetery,  
Daniel's Farm Road
From Valley Forge To Freedom
Nero Hawley was one of numerous slaves in Connecticut who joined the Continental Army during the American Revolution and were freed at the end of the war. He served at Valley Forge, and his life is featured in the book From Valley Forge to Freedom, which also notes other areas of Trumbull associated with Hawley's life. Hawley died in 1817 at the age of 75. Riverside Cemetery is a short walk off Daniel's Farm Road and near Route 127. Hawley's grave is in the center row, near the far end of this small cemetery.

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